We are waiting for their new album, set to be released this year…..in the meantime Born Cages (http://www.borncages.com) found the time to answer to our questions regarding their music and obviously, lyrics!
RYL: Tell us about your tour, how is it going?
BORN CAGES: We’re taking a bit of time to reconnect with our local scene and play a bunch of shows here in New York City. It’s a good thing for the body and soul.
RYL: The success of “The Sidelines” EP was extremely good, when a new album?
BORN CAGES: We have our first album recorded and ready to go. We’ve just been waiting for the best time to release it into the world. Hoping to put it out sometime later this year.
RYL: How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
BORN CAGES: Typically the song comes first along with some rough melodies. The lyric usually gets sculpted around the vibe and feeling of the track.
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever written? Or at least, the one you believe is the closer to you.
BORN CAGES: There’s a few that stick out to me but I can’t talk about them because these songs are unfortunately still unreleased. Hoping everyone will be able to listen soon!
RYL: Let’s talk about the song “Don’t look back”, how have you written it?
BORN CAGES: It was a collaborative effort, and written over 4 years ago. Definitely one of the first songs written, and yet still relatable to me after all this time.
RYL: “Perfect Harmony” is one of the songs we like the most, do you remember writing it?
BORN CAGES: Thanks! Yes. That song is about my frustration of getting a band together and off the ground. In almost all cases, it takes a very long time and a lot of hard work and determination. I think a lot of people can relate to that moment when you’re tired of waiting and want to get out there and do your job. In some ways I still struggle with that today, and wonder if this feeling will ever go away.
RYL: Which is the biggest achievement of your career?
BORN CAGES: I think it’s our resilience to stay true to who we want Born Cages to be. We won’t compromise ourselves as artists and in the end that helps us enjoy and believe in what we’re doing.
RYL: “Caiti” is another song part of your EP and, if we are not wrong, your last single……who is Caiti?
BORN CAGES: Caiti Boylan was my high school sweetheart. We lost our virginity to each other when we were 14 and 15 years old, and to date that was still my longest relationship.
Young love often ends in a dark way, because when you grow up together in such vital years to constructing your personality, it’s hard to let go. This song tried expressing those frustrations after things had went sour. When we were breaking up, I sent her a version of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” that I recorded on my cellphone. For some reason that gave me closure.
RYL: The best suggestion given for your career and the best suggestion you would give to a new group….
BORN CAGES: Success is just three drinks away.